Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I pity All who Think it Odd to Hear him say there is One God [Sheikh Hamza Yusuf]


As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu  


Spring's Gift - Sheikh Hamza Yusuf



I envy the sand that met his feet

I'm jealous of honey he tasted sweet

Of birds that hovered above his head

Of spiders who spun their sacred web

To save him from his enemies

I envy clouds formed from the seas

That gave him cover from the heat

Of a sun whose light could not compete

With his, whose face did shine so bright

That all was clear in blinding night

I envy sightless trees that gazed

Upon his form completely dazed

Not knowing if the sun had risen

But felt themselves in unison

With those who prayed, and fasted too

Simply because he told them to

With truth and kindness, charity

From God who gave such clarity

His mercy comes in one He sent

To mold our hearts more heaven bent

I envy all there at his side

Who watched the turning of the tide

As truth prevailed and falsehood fled

And hope restored life to the dead

Men and Women through him found grace

To seek together God's noble face

I envy the cup that gave him drink

His thoughts that helped us all to think

To be one thought that passed his mind

Inspiring him to act so kind

For me this world is not one jot

If I could simply be a thought

From him to God throughout the ages

As revelation came in stages

I pity all who think it odd

To hear him say there is one God

Or he was sent by God to men

To hone their spirits' acumen

It's pride that blinds us from the sight

That helps good men to see his light

He taught us all to be God's slaves

And he will be the one who saves

Humanity from sinful pride

Muhammad has God on his side

So on this day be blessed and sing

For he was born to grace our Spring

With lilies, flowers, life's rebirth

In a dome of green like his on earth.




 My "Salaams" To You All. 


                      Y a s m i n.                           

   "Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah"   


 I Want to Die With my Forehead on the Ground,
The Sunnah in my Heart, Allah on my Mind,
Qur'an on my Tongue, and Tears in my Eyes!"

Inshallah 'Aameen'

' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone.


 [Al-Hasan Al-Basree]



Monday, May 30, 2011

Beware of Backbiting and Gossiping

Beware of Backbiting and Gossiping



by Imam al-Madina al-Munawarrah 'Ali Abd-ur-Rahman al-Hudhaifi





All praise is due to Allah. May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, his household and companions.

Fellow Muslims!


"Fear Allah and obey Him. Be afraid of the Day when you shall be brought back to Allah. Then every person shall be paid what he earned; and they shall not be dealt with unjustly"� (Al-Baqarah 2: 281)           

Brothers in Faith! Major sins are indeed the cause for all misery, evil and torment in this world and the hereafter. And the worst of all sins are those that are greatest in harm and danger. Among the destructive major sins are backbiting and slandering. These two sins were forbidden by Allah through His Prophet because they sow enmity, evils and discord among people and lead to destruction. They make their perpetrator regret when regret will be of no avail. They cause hostilities between people of the same household and between neighbours and relatives. They can decrease in good deeds and increase in evil ones and lead to dishonour and ignominy.


Backbiting and slandering are shame and disgrace. Their perpetrator is detested and he shall not have a noble death. Allah forbids these acts in His Book when He says,


"O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, in deeds some suspicions are sins. And spy not neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah, verily, Allah is the one who accepts repentance, Most Merciful"� (Al-Hujuraat 49: 12)      

This verse strongly forbids backbiting for Allah likens the backbiter to one who eats the flesh of his dead brother. If he would hate eating the flesh of his brother, he should also hate to eat his flesh while he is alive by backbiting and slandering him.

When one reflects deeply over this assimilation it will be enough to keep one away from backbiting.

Aboo Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet said,


"Do you know what backbiting is?"� They said, "Allah and His Messenger know best."� He then said, "It is to say something about your brother that he would dislike."� Someone asked him, "But what if what I say is true?"� The Messenger of Allah said, "If what you say about him is true, you are backbiting him, but if it is not true then you have slandered him."� (Muslim)

Aboo Bakr narrated that the Prophet said in Mina on the day of slaughtering (10th day of Dhul-Hijjah) ,


"Verily, your blood, property and honour have become sacred to one another as the sacredness of this day of yours in this month of yours and in this city of yours. Indeed, have I conveyed the Message?"� (Al-Bukharee and Muslim)

Therefore, guard your tongue, fellow Muslims, from this debasing sin, for whoever guards his tongue from sins and uses his limbs in acts of obedience to Allah has prospered. Sahl ibn Sa'd narrated that the Messenger of Allah said


, "Who protects his tongue from unlawful utterances and his private parts from illegal sexual intercourse, I shall guarantee him entrance into Paradise."� (Bukharee and Muslim)

Aboo Moosa Al-Ash'aree said


, "I asked the Messenger of Allah: Who is the best Muslim? The Messenger of Allah replied, "He is the one from whom Muslims are safe from the evil of his tongue and hands."� (Muslim)

Dear Muslims! Beware of slipping of your tongues and do not give it free hand to wreak havoc on you. For free tongue destroys its owner and causes him calamities and evils.


Aboo Sa'eed Al-Khudree narrated that the Messenger of Allah said,


"When man wakes up in the morning each day, all parts of the body warn the tongue saying, 'Fear Allah as regards us for we are at your mercy; if you are upright, we will be upright and if you are crooked, we become crooked.'"(At- Tirmidhee)

Mu'aadh ibn Jabal said,


"I said: O Messenger of Allah tell me of a deed that will make me enter Paradise and keep me away from the Fire. The Prophet said, "You have asked of a great matter but it is easy for whosoever Allah makes it easy. You should worship Allah without associating anything with Him, perform Salaah, pay Zakaah (charity), fast during the month of Ramadaan and perform pilgrimage if you are able to.' He said further, 'Should I show you the gateways to good? Fasting is a shield (from evils), charity extinguishes sins as water extinguishes fire and praying in the middle of the night.' He then recited this verse, 'Their sides forsake their beds to invoke their Lord in fear and hope and they spend (charity in Allah's cause) out of what We have bestowed them. No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do.' (As-Sajdah 32: 16-17) The Messenger of Allah then said, 'Should I tell you the head of the matter, its pillar and its peak?' I said: Yes O Messenger of Allah. He then said, 'The head of the matter is Islam, its pillar is Salaah (prayer) and its peak is Jihaad in the way of Allah.' He then asked, 'Should I tell you of the foundation of all that?' I said: Yes O Messenger of Allah. He then took hold of his tongue and said, 'Hold back this.' I said: O Messenger of Allah, are we going to be held responsible for what we utter? He said, 'May your mother be bereaved of you[1] does anything cast people into the Fire on their faces except what their tongues have uttered?'" (At-Tirmdhee)

Anas narrated that the Messenger of Allah said,


"When I was ascended to heaven, I passed by a people who had copper nails with which they scratched their faces and chests, and I said, 'O Jibreel, who are these?' He said, 'These are those who used to eat other people's flesh and attack their honour.'"� (Aboo Dawood)

Therefore do not treat the issue of backbiting with indifference because it is a great sin. Allah says, "


You considered it a little thing, while with Allah it was very great."� (An-Noor 24: 15)     

Aboo Bakr used to take hold of his tongue and say this is that which caused me destruction. He said this as a sign of humbleness.

Backbiting is so widespread that it has become the topic of people's meetings and an avenue for expressing their anger, misgivings and jealousy with those who indulge in backbiting believing that they are hiding their own imperfections and harming others. They are oblivious of the fact that they are only harming themselves. This is because the backbiter if the wrongdoer and his victim is the wronged and on the Day of Resurrection both the wrongdoer and the wronged will stand before Allah Who is the Just Judge and the wronged will appeal to Allah to avenge the wrong done to him, Allah will then give this wronged person from the good deeds of the person who wronged him in accordance with his wrong by backbiting his brother on a Day that no father will give his son any of his good deeds nor a friend to his friend. All will be saying, 'Myself, myself.'

The Messenger of Allah said,


"Usury has seventy something kinds, the smallest of which is for a man to have intercourse with his mother and the highest act of usury is for a Muslim to attack the honour of his Muslim brother."� He also said, "Whoever protects the honour of his brother, Allah will protect him from Hellfire on the Day of Resurrection. "� (At-Tirmidhee)

So prevent the backbiter of affronting the honour of Muslims. Allah says,


"O you who believe, keep your duty to Allah and fear Him and speak (always) the truth."� (Al-Ahzaab 33: 70)           

Fellow Muslims! Fear Allah for whoever fears Allah, He protects him from torment and doubles reward for him. Allah says,


"And indeed We have created man and We know what his own self whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our knowledge). (Remember) that the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being after he or she has attained the age of puberty), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions). Not a word does he or she utter, but there is a watcher by him (ready to record it."� (Qaaf 50: 16-18)     

Brothers in Islam, gossiping about others is also another vicious type of backbiting. It means carrying tales from one people to another with the intention of sowing dissention among them. Allah condemned this deed when He said,


"And obey not everyone who swears much, and is considered worthless. A slanderer going about with calumnies."� (Al-Qalam 68: 10-11)        

The Prophet said,


"The gossiper will not enter Paradise."�

Fear Allah therefore, dear brothers, and call yourselves to account before you are called to account and weigh your own deeds before they are weighed for you.

Be aware also dear Muslims, that the Ulamaa have explained that it is allowed for the wronged to inform the authorities of the wrong done to him as it is allowed for the person who sees vice to inform those who are capable of removing it and prevent its perpetrator from committing further vice. It is also allowed for the one seeking for religious decision to mention the wrong done to him to the knowledgeable man from whom he is seeking a decision in order to make things clear for him. It is also permissible for you to tell whoever seeks your advice on a person of something about him. It is not allowed for you to hide what you know about him so that he will not be deceived. All these types of speaking about others are lawful.





                                    "The best property of a man is, that histongue is used for the remembrance of Allah; his heart is thankful and his wifeis honest and helpful to her husband and accords aid in his faith." (Sau'ban(R.A.)- Tirmizi)

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

 Zuni Ayesha


muslim hereafter and till the end - FB page.


O U who are Crushed your Pleas have been Heard [Rumi-'Mathnawi']

'As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullah'. 


You see throngs of afflicted feeble folk seated at the door in ardent hope.

 O you who are crushed, your pleas have been heard.

Hark! Rush toward the mercy of God

and be delivered of pain.

-Rumi- "Mathnawi"

  Salaams To You All.  



                 Y a s m i n.                  

  "All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever} 

the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour"

 {'Quran'- Surah Al-Rahman-55.26-27 }


Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days,

whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone!

{Al-Hasan Al-Basree}




 This beneficial mail was shared by Sister Yasmin.  nurie786@yahoo.com >


With Kind n Humble Regards,

Mohammed Usman

Jeddah-Saudi Arabia


The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said that seeking knowledge is a way to Paradise. He (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said: "Whoever follows a path in the pursuit of knowledge, Allah will make a path to Paradise easy for him."

(Narrated by: Al-Bukhari)




*ALLAH is 'Al-RAZZAAQ!* [Powerful]~Quran~Bukhaari~Saheeh al-Jaami


 'Bismillahir Rehmanir Raheem ' 


"Assalam Alaikum Wa Rehmath Ullahi

Wa Barkatahu"


It is Allaah that provides for you and
NOT your Employer.
Remember Allaah is 'Al-Razzaaq'
{the Provider}
and the
 Best of those who provide.
 The one who fed you when you were in your mother's womb will also feed you when you are an adult.
 And it was not you who was putting food on the table for your family.
Rather it was ALLAH using You as a means to provide for them.
'O men! Call to mind the grace of Allah unto you! is there a creator, other than Allah, to give you sustenance from heaven or earth? There is no God but He:
how then are ye deluded away from the Truth?
{Quran ~Faatir 35:3

   Know that your provision was written for you before you were even born:
ALLAH had sent an angel to write down your provision for you when you were just a few days old in your mother's womb,
and you will get it- no matter what.
The Angel says:-
 'O Lord, male or female?
Doomed or blessed?
What is his provision?
What is his lifespan?'
And that is written in his Mother's Womb!!
There is nothing that can take your provision away.
 And you will not die until you have had your full provision.
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:-
'The Holy Spirit (Jibreel) has inspired to me that no soul will die until it has completed its appointed term and received its provision in full,
so fear Allaah and do not be desperate in seeking provision, and no one of you should be tempted to seek provision by means of committing sin if it is slow in coming to him,
for that which is with Allaah can only be attained by obeying Him." 
 {Saheeh al-Jaami # 2085} 

...My 'Salaams' To You All...


                   Y a s m i n.                    

Rose Vine

      "Never  Despair  Of  The  Mercy  Of  Allah"    


"I Want to Die With my Forehead on the Ground,
The Sunnah in my Heart, Allah on my Mind,
Qur'an on my Tongue, and Tears in my Eyes!"

Inshallah 'Aameen'

Rose Vine

' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever

each day passes then part of you has Gone!

  {Al-Hasan Al-Basree}

Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) 'Dua'~ Evils of Wealth & Poverty.

`Aishah  {May Allah be pleased with her} reported:-


The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam)

used to supplicate:

'Allahumma inni a`udhu bika

 min fitnatin-nari,

wa `adhabin-nari,

wa min sharril-ghina wal-faqri'.


O Allah! I seek refuge in You from the trials and the torment of the Fire~

 and from the evils of wealth and poverty.

[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi]



'The evils of wealth' signify that one becomes so captivated by wealth that in his struggle to acquire it, he fails to discriminate between the lawful and the unlawful, or one may become proud and arrogant on account of his riches.


The evils of poverty that one loses hope of Allah's Mercy and Compassion, or shows resentment against his fate and the Will of Allah, or deviates from the principles and requirements of integrity and honesty.


 My 'Salaams' To You All. 


                 Y a s m i n.                    

Rose Vine

      "Never  Despair  Of  The  Mercy  Of  Allah"    


"I Want to Die With my Forehead on the Ground,
The Sunnah in my Heart, Allah on my Mind,
Qur'an on my Tongue, and Tears in my Eyes!"

Inshallah 'Aameen'

Rose Vine

' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever

each day passes then part of you has Gone!

  {Al-Hasan Al-Basree}

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Is there not in Hell a Abode for the Haughty"?{Quran~S.Muslim~Ibn Taymiyyah



Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh!

Arrogance is a quality shared by most
 of the people of Hell. 
Allaah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) says:-

"But those who reject Our Signs and treat them with arrogance - they are the Companions (dwellers) of the Fire, to dwell therein [forever]"

'Hell will be entered by the arrogant and Paradise will be entered by the weak'. .
 Abu Hurayrah (radiya llahu anhu ) narrated that the Prophet (sallalllahu alaihi wa sallam), stated:-
 that Hell said:-
 "The arrogant and proud will enter me." 
According to another report,
Hell said:-
 "I will become rich (have too many) from the proud and arrogant". 
Allaah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) said:-
 "You are My Punishment with which I will punish whomsoever I will". 
(Sahih Muslim, 4/2186, no. 2846)

Bukhaari, Muslim and at-Tirmidhi report from Harithah ibn Wahb that the Messenger of Allaah (sallalllahu alaihi wa sallam) said:-

"Shall I not tell you about the people of Paradise?  Every meek person who is considered to be so humble that if he were to adjure something by Allaah ,
He would fulfil it for him. 
 Shall I not tell you about the people of Hell? 
 Every haughty, greedy and proud person." 
(Jaami' al-Usool, 10/547, no. 8111)

According to a report given by Muslim:-
 He (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:-
 "Every proud mean and arrogant person".
This is confirmed by the Qur'aan

"Is there not in Hell an abode for the Haughty
( i.e. arrogant]?"

"But today shall you be recompensed with a penalty of humiliation for that you were arrogant on earth without just cause, and that you [ever] transgressed".

"Then, for such as had transgressed all bounds, and had preferred the life of this world, the Abode will be Hellfire"

The Evil Deeds that Lead One to Hell

Sheikh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) have mercy on him, was asked:
  "What are the deeds of the people of Hell ?

He replied:-

 "The deeds of the people of Hell are: -

* associating partners in worship with Allaah (subahanhu wa ta'ala)


* disbelieving in His Messenger.


* kufr (ingratitude, disbelief)

* hasad (malicious envy)


* lying .

* treachery

* oppression and wrongdoing (dhulm).

* promiscuity.

* backstabbing.

* cutting off the ties of kinship.

* cowardice at the time of jihaad.

* miserliness.

* inconsistency between what is in one's heart and the face one shows to people.


* despairing of the mercy of Allaah (subhanahu wa ta'ala).

* feeling secure from the plan of Allaah (subhanahu wa ta'ala).

* panicking blindly at the time of crisis.

* pride and extravagance at the time of plenty.

* abandoning one's duties towards Allaah (subhanahu wa ta'ala).

* transgressing His limits.

* violating His sanctity

* fearing a created being instead of the Creator.

* showing off.

* going against the Qur'aan and Sunnah in word or deed.


* obeying a created being in some act of disobedience to the Creator.

* blindly supporting falsehood.

* mocking the signs of Allaah (subhanahu wa ta'ala).

* rejecting the truth.

* withholding knowledge and testimony that should be revealed.

* witchcraft and magic.

* disobeying one's parents.

* killing any soul forbidden by Allaah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) except for reasons of justice.

* consuming the wealth of the orphan.

* riba (usury).

* desertion from the battlefield.

* slandering the reputation of innocent, chaste, believing women" .


(Yaqadhat uli al-I'tibar.)

My ' Salaams ' To You All.

                    Y a s m i n.                    

Rose Vine

      "Never  Despair  Of  The  Mercy  Of  Allah"    


"I Want to Die With my Forehead on the Ground,
The Sunnah in my Heart, Allah on my Mind,
Qur'an on my Tongue, and Tears in my Eyes!"

Inshallah 'Aameen'

Rose Vine

' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever

each day passes then part of you has Gone!

  {Al-Hasan Al-Basree}